Category: VA Benefits

Are You Aware of the VA Nursing Home Program?

February 27, 2014 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Nursing Home, VA Benefits 0 Comments

Many New Jersey veterans are approaching the age where their health care needs require being admitted to a nursing home. The uncertainty of changing one’s living arrangement is often compounded by the fact that the costs of nursing home care can be, at times, staggering. Fortunately, the Veteran’s Administration provides long-term nursing home care in […]

Veterans Administration to Provide Spousal Benefits to Same Sex Couples

October 31, 2013 Victor Medina DOMA, Family, Same Sex Couples, VA Benefits 0 Comments

As a recent article explains, the Obama administration has recently announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs would begin to provide spousal benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian veterans for the first time. This announcement came despite a current federal statute that limits the receipt of veteran spousal benefits to spouses “of the […]

Resources to Help You Cover the High Costs of Assisted Living

October 15, 2013 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Finances, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits 0 Comments

Many Americans pay their assisted living costs out of pocket. Income sources such as Social Security, veteran pensions, regular pensions, and savings are often key to covering these costs. A recent article discusses several other resources that may assist qualified seniors in paying for needed care. Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit If you or your […]

The VA Benefits Medicaid Ticking Time Bomb

February 28, 2011 Victor Medina Elder Law, VA Benefits 0 Comments

The VA Aid and Attendance program – where veterans and their surviving spouses can receive a special pension to cover medical expenses – has certain financial eligibility requirements, which include an income and asset test. In short, qualifying applicants cannot own more than a certain level of assets (based in part on their life expectancy). […]